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2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes
EF5 tornado
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The first of two Fort Rice, North Dakota EF5's near peal strength.
Date May 24, 2018
Times 1658-1807
Touchdown location 4:58 PM CDT
Highest winds

276 mph (444 km/h)

Injuries 342
Fatalities 124
Damage $1.3 billion (2018 USD)
Areas affected Areas near Fort Rice, North Dakota
Part of the
Tornadoes of 2018 (Hitman)
Tornado Outbreak sequence of May 21-26, 2018
The 2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes were a pair of EF5 tornadoes that struck in and around Fort Rice, North Dakota in the early evening hours of May 24, 2018. In all, both EF5's combined to kill 248 people, injure 773 people, and cause $3.1 billion (2018 USD) combined.
2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes
EF5 tornado
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The second of two Fort Rice, North Dakota EF5's near peak strength.
Date May 24, 2018
Times 1834-2008
Touchdown location 6:34 PM CDT
Highest winds

287 mph (461 km/h)

Injuries 431
Fatalities 124
Damage $1.8 billion (2018 USD0
Areas affected Downtown Fort Rice, North Dakota
Part of the
Tornadoes of 2018 (Hitman)
Tornado Outbreak sequence of May 21-26, 2018

The first EF5 killed 124 people, along with 342 injuries and $1.3 billion (2018 USD) in damages. The first EF5 in considered to be the less severe EF5 due to it striking the outskirts of Fort Rice. Like the first EF5, the second EF5 killed 124 people, but caused 431 injuries, and $1.8 billion (2018 USD) in damages. The second EF5 is considered to be the more severe EF5 due to it striking downtown Fort Rice.

The first of two EF5's to strike Fort Rice touched down at 4:58 PM CDT 16 miles southwest of Fort Rice. Causing EF1 to EF2 damage, dozens of homes were destroyed, along with two dozen mobile homes, killing 39 and injuring 123. Intensifying into an EF4. multiple well-built homes were partially swept away, injuring 13.

A tornado was then issued for Fort Rice as the tornado reached it's peak strength. Dozens of homes were completely swept away, some of them were well-built. A total of 62 people were killed in this area, along with 186 injuries. The tornado slightly weakened, causing even further EF5 damage and severe ground scouring. Another 12 were killed in this area and 25 were injured.

Low-end EF5 damage occurred in northwest Fort Rice as severe ground scouring occurred and another death and 6 injuries occurred. Weakening even further, mid-range to high-end EF4 damage occurred to multiple properties. Another 11 were killed in this area, along with 8 injuries.

High-end EF3 damage occurred to a deserted well-built home. After impacting the home, the tornado drastically weakened, causing EF0 to EF1 damage 29 miles north of Fort Rice. At 6:07 PM CDT, the tornado dissipated 38 miles northeast of Fort Rice after killing 124, injuring 342, and causing $1.3 billion (2018 USD) in damages.

The first Fort Rice EF5 is tied for the deadliest tornado in North Dakota history, being died with the later EF5, the 42nd deadliest tornado in U.S. history, the 66th deadliest tornado in world history, and the 113th costliest tornado ever.

The National Weather Service (NWS) sent multiple survey teams out the following day to survey the damage. The preliminary rating was a high-end EF4, but the final rating was an EF5. The estimated damage path length was 55.69 miles long and 1.3 miles wide.

The second EF5 first touched down at 6:34 PM CDT 22 miles south of Fort Rice. Causing EF0 to EF1 damage, dozens of trees were pushed over and many homes suffered minor damage. Beginning to intensify, many poles were knocked down, killing 1 as he was struck by the pole as he was taking refuge in a ditch.

High-end EF1 to low-end EF2 damage occurred to multiple homes, including a mobile home that was overturned. 2 people were severely injured at this location. As the tornado began to continue to intensify, a tornado emergency was issued for Fort Rice due to the size and strength of the tornado. The extreme south side of Fort Rice was hit head on, killing 36 and injuring 192 at EF4 strength.

EF5 damage occurred in downtown Fort Rice as the tornado reached peak strength. 86 were killed and 232 were injured. Dozens of homes were swept away, including some that were well-built. The tornado caused a further death and 4 injuries as another 2 homes were swept away. Another 3 were injured as a home was nearly swept away at high-end EF4 strength. The tornado quickly lost strength, causing mid-range EF3 damage to multiple structures north of Fort Rice. The tornado continued to weaken then causing high-end EF1 to low-end EF2 damage to multiple properties 13 miles northeast of Fort Rice. EF0 damage was then recorded between 15 and 35 miles north-northeast of Fort Rice.

At 8:08 PM CDT, the tornado dissipated 44 miles northeast of Fort Rice after killing 124, injuring 431, and causing $1.8 billion (2018 USD) in damages. The Fort Rice EF5 is the 43rd deadliest tornado in U.S. history, the 67th deadliest tornado in world history, and the 83rd costliest tornado ever. The National Weather Service (NWS) sent multiple survey teams out the following day to survey the damage. The preliminary rating was a high-end EF4, but the final rating was an EF5. The estimated damage path length was 72.37 miles long and 1.2 miles wide.


Hitman's Notable Tornadoes 3
2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado2018 Leedey, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Olney, Texas Tornado2018 Udall, Kansas Tornado2018 Blackwell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 Clyde, Texas Tornado2018 Broken Bow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Checotah, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lawton, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Quapaw, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Finley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2018 El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Stanley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Union City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Overland Park, Kansas Tornado2018 Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Perryville, Missouri Tornado2018 St. Jo, Texas Tornado2018 Roff, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tuttle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Jacksonville, Florida Tornado2019 Coleridge, Nebraska Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Goddard, Kansas Tornado2019 Hesston, Kansas Tornado2019 Lenexa, Kansas Tornado2019 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Oak Ridge, Tennessee Tornado2020 Athens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Steens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Muncie, Indiana Tornado2020 McAlester, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tishomingo, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Plainfield, Illinois Tornado2020 Murphysboro, Illinois Tornado2020 Capitol, Montana Tornado2020 Washington D.C. Tornado2020 Oshtemo, Michigan tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Solomon, Kansas Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Abilene, Kansas Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Pampa, Texas Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Allison, Texas Tornado2020 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Butler, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Davis, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado2020 Dodge City, Kansas Tornado2020 Eustace, Texas Tornado2020 Granbury, Texas Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Bradley, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Gladstone, New Mexico Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 Skidmore, Missouri Tornado
Hitman's EF5 Tornadoes 2
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2020 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Pampa, Texas Tornado2020 Noble, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Allison, Texas Tornado2020 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Butler, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Davis, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado2020 Dodge City, Kansas Tornado2020 Eustace, Texas Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2027 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado2037 Elgin, Oklahoma Tornado
All Hitman's EF5 Tornadoes
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2017 Mount Dora, Florida Tornado2017 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Ponca City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Freeport, Kansas Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Cotter, Arkansas Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Muncie, Indiana Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Pampa, Texas Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Allison, Texas Tornado2020 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Butler, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Davis, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado2020 Dodge City, Kansas Tornado2020 Eustace, Texas Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Piedmont - Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2025 Waurika-Addington, Oklahoma Tornado2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tornado2027 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado2028 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Wray, Colorado tornado2028 Lone Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Wynnewood, Oklahoma Tornado2037 Elgin, Oklahoma Tornado2265 Minneola- Clermont- Four Corners, Florida Tornado
Hitman's 2018 Tornadoes
2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Iona-Rigby, Idaho Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Greene County, Ohio Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Millersport, Ohio Tornado2018 Bennington, Kansas Tornado2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Ponca City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Freeport, Kansas Tornado2018 Guin, Alabama Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Leedey, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Olney, Texas Tornado2018 Udall, Kansas Tornado2018 Blackwell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 Clyde, Texas Tornado2018 Broken Bow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Checotah, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lawton, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Quapaw, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Antlers, Oklahoma Tornado2018 El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2018 Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Finley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Stanley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Union City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Overland Park, Kansas Tornado2018 Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Perryville, Missouri Tornado2018 St. Jo, Texas Tornado2018 Roff, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tuttle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Troy, Oregon Tornado2018 De Smet, South Dakota Tornado2018 Dayton, Indiana Tornado2018 Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Jacksonville, Florida Tornado2018 Davenport, Iowa Tornado2018 Caddo County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Piedmont, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Okarche, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lincoln County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Newcastle, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Fairland, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chelsea, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Justice, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Dotyville, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Glenpool, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Miami, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Griggs, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Edmonson, Texas Tornado2018 Panhandle, Texas Tornado2018 Wilco-Dimmitt, Texas Tornado
Hitman's 2018 EF5 Tornadoes
2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Binger, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Millersport, Ohio Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Ponca City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Freeport, Kansas Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Stanley, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Webster, South Dakota Tornado
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